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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
HPESBMU03895 rev.1 - HPE Real Time Management System (RTMS),
Multiple Remote Security Issues
26 October 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HPE Real Time Management System
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Remote with User Interaction
Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1002202
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: hpesbmu03895en_us
HPESBMU03895 rev.1 - HPE Real Time Management System (RTMS), Multiple Remote
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
Release Date: 2018-10-25
Last Updated: 2018-10-25
Potential Security Impact: Remote: Arbitrary File Modification, Execution of
Arbitrary Code, Execution of Arbitrary Code With Root Privileges
Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team
HPE Real Time Management System (RTMS), versions
2.0,3.0,3.0.14,3.0.20,3.0.21,3.0.30,3.0.40,3.0.41 are vulnerable to remote
Arbitrary file modification, execution of code, and execution of code with root
Note: The problem is addressed in the latest version of RTMS 3.0.50. No patches
or updates are available for prior releases.
References: CVE-2018-1002202 - Note: This is a worst case score, based on
service being installed and running as root
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HPE Real Time Management System (RTMS) -
2.0,3.0,3.0.14,3.0.20,3.0.21,3.0.30,3.0.40,3.0.41 - All existing versions are
affected, No patches or updates are available for prior releases.
CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
Reference V3 Vector V3 Base V2 Vector V2 Base
CVE-2018-1002202 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/ 8.8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/ 9.0
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002
HPE has provided RTMS v3.0.50 or subsequent to resolve this issue.
HPE has also provided a mitigation to defend against the risk, until the update
is applied by customers. The problem is addressed in the latest version of RTMS
(3.0.50) due in October 2018.
o Resolution - Customers should upgrade to RTMS 3.0.50 to obtain the fix in
the code which discards zip files containing invalid and/or malicious
o Note: If the ability to upload zip archives has been disabled using the
commands in step  below, then this ability must be re-enabled using the
commands in step  above before performing the upgrade.
Interim Product Modification (IPM)s -
o It is recommended that the customer not use the "Upload MIB Archive"
facility on unknown archive files to mitigate this risk. The following
steps can be used to disable the feature.
-  For existing installations, the ability to upload zip archives can
be disabled by using the following commands on the RTMS Server (or on
both the Primary and Secondary server for an HA installation):
mkdir -p /opt/OC/rtms/conf/mib
chown rtmsadmin:rtmadmin /opt/OC/rtms/conf/mib
chmod ugo-wx /opt/OC/rtms/conf/mib
o  The ability to upload zip archives can be restored by allowing write
permission to the mib folder again: chmod ug+wx /opt/OC/rtms/conf/mib All
zip archives should be manually unzipped and inspected on a desktop before
being uploaded on an RTMS server if this facility is needed.
Interim Product Modification (IPM)s -
o All existing releases of RTMS are affected by this error.
Version:1 (rev.1) - 25 October 2018 Initial release
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